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Review: Call Me Kuchu

David France's powerful How To Survive a Plague, recording the battle to obtain treatment in the early days of the AIDS crisis, has deservedly been nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar.
Survival skills
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 22, 2013
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Scalia's moral feelings against homosexuality

The truth may surprise you.
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  January 04, 2013
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Yes on One? Duh

It would be awesome if this was the last thing I ever had to write about the gay-marriage debate.
You’ve heard all the arguments, seen all the evidence. Are you really still against same-sex marriage?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 14, 2012

Challenging the cinematic norms of gay culture

There's no doubt that this fall will bring heated debates about gay rights, as Mainers vote on giving same-sex couples the right to marry.
Film Series
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 31, 2012
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'The Tempermentals' start the revolution

Jon Marans's The Temperamentals (at Lyric Stage through April 28) begins innocently enough: a first date during which a coy couple engages in some flirtatious back-and-forth and plays footsie under a restaurant table.
Secret histories
By MADDY MYERS  |  April 06, 2012
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Good Theater wrestles with love and sin

There's only one major problem in the love between Adam (Rob Cameron), a sarcastic would-be teacher working in retail, and Luke (Joe Bearor), an aspiring young actor.
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By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 03, 2012


Confronting rising HIV rates among gay and bisexual men

HIV infection is on the rise among gay and bisexual men in Rhode Island, even as it is declining for other populations: injection drug users, who are considered particularly at risk, and heterosexuals.
Health Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 11, 2011
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Jonathan Lee is back home, creatively and with his activism

When Jonathan Lee rose from the crowd at the Equality Maine Awards banquet last March to pledge $5000 to the pro-gay marriage effort, it's likely that many people in the room turned their heads in curiosity.
A Maine stalwart returns
By TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  November 04, 2011
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Review: Question One

When Joe Fox and James Nubile began work on their documentary, Question One , which covers 2009's gay-marriage battle from inside both camps, they had no idea that Marc Mutty would be such a compelling interviewee.
Documentary goes behind the scenes in Maine's 2009 gay-marriage fight
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 28, 2011

Speaking with Howard Solomon about his years of LGBT research

When Howard Solomon's name was submitted as a nominee for the Catalyst for Change Award, the highest honor given by the Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine at the University of Southern Maine, the center's board agreed very easily to bestow it upon th
Finding — and preserving — unheard voices
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 21, 2011

Brown examines Oscar Wilde’s Trials

Oscar Wilde was a late 19th-century wit, wastrel, and brazenly flouncing esthete.
Public images
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 07, 2011


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How To Be a Lesbian In 10 Days or Less

We are a complicated species — not as complicated as clown fish or moray eels, which can change genders when their own becomes boring, but complicated enough.
Life lessons
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 30, 2011

A hug beats a nod

Maine may be the whitest state in the country, but it certainly isn't the straightest.
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By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  September 16, 2011
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Review: Circumstance

Circumstance begins like an early Kiarostami film, but with schoolgirls in hijabs instead of schoolboys in sweaters.
Schoolgirls in hijabs
By ANN LEWINSON  |  September 09, 2011
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Immortalizing Irene: dressed up to clean up, tales of survival, and blowhards

Phillipe had to endure Irene at Casa Diablo South in Newport. No problems at all, save for a titanic poplar limb, whose size had already led P&J to dub it "Johnny Wadd," falling all the way across the circular driveway and nearly taking down the pow
Paging Babe the Blue Ox  
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 02, 2011

Marriage madness

Around 300 BC, the Greek dramatist Menander wrote something that, roughly translated, reads, "Marriage, to tell the truth, is an evil, but it is a necessary evil."
The homophobe agenda
By AL DIAMON  |  July 22, 2011


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Review: 2nd Story's spirited Speech & Debate

Considering the dark core at the center of Speech & Debate — a sexual predator — it might seem incongruous that Steven Karam's celebrated play is hilarious. But at 2nd Story Theatre, that dark cloud doesn't inhibit the sunshine as three intrepid h
Class action
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 15, 2011

Bus stopped?

Last week, the Rhode Island chapter of the National Federation of the Blind (NFBRI), sent an email blast to folks around the state, which contained the first two paragraphs of a press release issued by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority on June 3
The proposed RIPTA cuts are totally unacceptable
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  July 08, 2011
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A rose for Charlie, in song

On July 7, 1984, three teenagers threw 23-year-old Charlie Howard off of the State Street Bridge in Bangor.
In Memoriam
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 08, 2011
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Angry art: ''Rhode Island Blows''

A few months back, openly gay Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox backed away from a same-sex marriage bill, which he believed would not pass, and threw his support behind civil unions.
Design Dept.
By GREG COOK  |  June 17, 2011

Review: Dramatic Rep's ambitious Gross Indecency

In the center of Gross Indecency 's simple, book-laden set sits a single green carnation in a crystal vase.
Wilde's trials
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 10, 2011


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Local musical sends up gay-hating, gay culture

Reverend Jonathan Fisher (Michael Tobin), founder of Straight and Narrow, an evangelical congregation meant to "cure" homosexuals, has a problem.
Theatrical exposures
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 13, 2011

Singled out

I'm 28 years old and for almost a decade now I've been a vegetarian. Not a vegan, a vegetarian. Still, members of my family give me a hard time about this by making me feel that I am somehow weird ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  November 05, 2010
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Review: Summer Blink

If autumn and your imminent mid-30s are starting make you feel too sluggish, static, or reasonable, you might consider viewing Summer Blink , a new Seacoast-area movie that limns volatility and sexual curiosity circa age 18.
Lovemaking, confrontations, and unanswered calls
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 22, 2010

Parental disapproval

I am a 21-year-old woman who is still living at home with my mother and stepfather. I am a lesbian and am currently in a relationship. The only problem I have is that neither my mom nor her side of the family approves of my orientation . . .
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  October 22, 2010

The weird get weirder; all about rubbers; farewell to Mr. Burke

When you consider the Democrats' disunity, ineptitude, and near-complete inability to present voters with a coherent program, it would seem that the pundits who have been predicting a Republican tsunami have a strong argument. But wait! Just in time, th
Republican theocrats
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 15, 2010


Story-telling saves lives

The past three weeks have been incredibly upsetting. Six young men have taken their lives due to the anti-gay bullying they were the focus of at their schools. None of these young men were connected — they did not go to the same schools, have the same
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 15, 2010

Alex Jones: Juice boxes are SO gay


Well, this brings a whole new meaning to the term fruit juice. Libertarian "paranoia porn" mongering radio host Alex Jones, who is not crazy at...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  September 23, 2010
Gibson's pop outs the Pope (and other ramblings)

Gibson's pop outs the Pope (and other ramblings)


We've long been able to depend on Mel Gibson for his thoughtful insights into the world. He always seems to know what's what, whether he's...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  August 12, 2010
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Review: Patti Smith's Just Kids

How do you get to be the Godmother of Punk? Pure dumb luck, for starters.
The small prophecies of Patti Smith
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  February 12, 2010